Replacement for First Past the Post
Here is my idea for an electoral system Canada should adopt which combines AV (Anti-Virus) and Proportional.
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)
- Alternative Vote. Vote for one candidate for your riding. The difference is you can optionally rank the candidates. When computers count the votes, they progressively eliminate the biggest loser until a candidate with a majority emerges.
- Proportional Representation. Also vote for one party. Let us say there are 30 seats reserved for party votes for the whole country. Each party receives seats in proportion to the national vote. The party decides after the election who will fill their seat allotment. They could be anyone, usually losing candidates. Only parties that received 5% or more of the popular vote on the last election get on the ballot.